About Thoroughspec Home Inspections
I will thoroughly examine your new home reporting my findings in an easy to understand format full of illustrative photographs. My unbiased reporting will let you make an informed decision which may save you thousands of dollars in future repair costs.
I Encourage you to join me. Though my report is written in an easy-to-follow format, I always encourage buyers to attend the inspection if possible. Through eighteen years performing inspections I have walked more than 8000 buyers through their potential new home. Some walk along with me, some fill out paperwork or talk with their agent, others measure rooms and discuss paint colors.
Regardless of how you wish to spend the time it is my standard procedure to walk everyone through my findings at the end of the inspection, this gives a perspective that you cannot get from a report. As a professional inspector, I am Certified, Licensed and Insured.
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Structural building/ home inspections of residential (houses, condo's and multiple family units), commercial and industrial properties.
I own all of the inspector gadgets you would expect, including a moisture detector used to uncover leaks inside of walls.
Questions and Answers
What is important to know about your profession?
Due to the lack of the barrier of licensing in California for home inspectors (California has Certification), I have found over the years that handymen jump in and out of the industry when business picks up. You will know the inexperienced inspectors by the rates they charge, often advertising $199 or less. A true professional may charge more for the inspection up front, but can save you thousands of dollars in repairs later.
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
You will need of course the address, property profile such as living space square footage is helpful.
What are you most proud of?
I find the most pleasure in educating first time buyers on their potential homes systems and workings.
How many projects do you average in a year?
I inspect, on average four to six hundered structures per year.
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
If you are using only one factor when determining who will inspect your home, make it experience. While the inspection fee is a short term cost, a poor inspection can have costly long term implications. My inspection fees are clearly listed on my website.
What types of jobs are the most common?
Single Family Dwellings and Condos are my most common inspections. Less than ten percent are multi-family, commercial and industrial.
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
Following the inspection and walkthrough you will receive a pdf file report with 50-60 digital photos illustrating all the major systems of the structure. I am available by phone, e-mail or text for questions anytime.
What we may not know about you?
My wife and I are Southern California natives raising our three children in Orange County.
What kind of questions do customers ask you?
How's the roof? How's the plumbing? How's the electrical? I of course, go over everything at the inspection and follow up with a detailed report. I dont leave until you understand what you are buying.
How can we save money hiring you?
I offer single system inspections for $100 for buyers who are only concerned with one area of the structure such as the roof, the plumbing, electrical, etc. and do not wish to hire someone to look at the whole property.